From Decorating and Sorting Books to Making Sandwiches and Serving Food in a Community Dining Room, Berkeley College Volunteers Contribute Throughout New York City During 10th Annual Community Service Initiative

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In New York, the Volunteers Helped Organizations like Gilda’s Club, the New York Public Library, and Materials for the Arts during May 19-24, 2019


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Photo Caption, above, left to right: At Gilda’s Club of New York City, Berkeley College volunteers decorated “Noogieland,” a large room used for youth and teen programming, for the spring season. At the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, volunteers sorted files in the Art and Architecture department.


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Photo Caption, above, left to right: Volunteers for New York City Parks helped with spring tidying of the grounds at Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan. Berkeley College volunteers knitted baby hats and blankets that will provide comfort to infants in the hospital. These items were distributed at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. At Berkeley College in Brooklyn, volunteers for Project Sunshine created surgi-doll kits for young patients to decorate and personalize when family members are not with them in the hospital.



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Photo caption, above, left to right: At Materials for the Arts in Long Island City, Queens, Berkeley College volunteers sorted donated creative materials. Berkeley College volunteers at Part of the Solution (POTS) in the Bronx provided hot meals to guests in the POTS Community Dining Room, and helped with the cleanup afterward.



Photo caption, above: Berkeley College volunteers and the lunch bags they decorated with inspirational sayings for the homeless through the Hashtag Lunchbag initiative. The lunch bags are filled with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches they prepared at Berkeley College in New York City.

More than 480 Berkeley College faculty, staff, students and alumni contributed 2,300 hands-on volunteer hours to more than 50 organizations.  In New York, the volunteers helped organizations like Gilda’s Club, the New York Public Library, and Materials for the Arts during the College’s annual Community Service Week, May 19-24, 2019. In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Berkeley Cares, which encompasses all volunteer and service-based activities at the College, Berkeley College volunteer teams presented representatives of each organization with certificates, which recognized that organization’s contribution to community service.

Berkeley College also offered professional development programs for staff of nonprofit, civic and community organizations. Community service is part of the mission and values of Berkeley College, exemplifying that teaching and learning take place both in and out of the classroom. In New York, volunteers served at organizations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and in Rockland and Westchester counties.

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